I’ve been trying to think of activities to keep the kiddos busy and away from each other’s throats while Alex is home on his spring break. So I set them loose with some birdhouses and paints this afternoon and they really enjoyed it! Well, Alex did. See, Elliott cannot handle messy hands. Hates messy hands. As you will see, that is really an issue when paints come into play!
Everything started out okay. She chose white paint and set to work.
Alex opted for a beautiful shade of green.
Everything was going smoothly until….bam! White paint on her hand!
“MOMMY!!!! WASH HANDS!!!!”
A wet washcloth did the trick and they went back to work.
I love alex’s “Hi, Bird!” painting!
He was so focused! Check out that tongue! 😉
Elliott gave up on the washcloth and managed her stress as well as possible as she continued to work on her project. The prospect of baby birds (baby buhds!) living in it was enough to keep her motivated despite the mess all around. She was covered in paint and so was her newspaper!
They put the finishing touches on…
Then it was all business….we had serious matters to deal with! Just look!
I ran her a tub of water and I swear that kid had more fun working away that paint with a washcloth than she did painting the birdhouse!